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Dyldam Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman says the Blue and Gold won’t be dwelling on Round 8 in the lead up to this Friday’s rematch with the North Queensland Cowboys.

Playing away from home, the Eels went down to the Cowboys 42-14, and Norman says their second clash for the season is a fresh start. 

“I think we just need to prepare as if it’s just another game: not worry about the past, just worry about us,” Norman said.

“We didn’t turn up that night, and obviously our away record’s not really good. We just need to be consistent every week.”

NSW Blues fullback Jarryd Hayne returns to the Eels line-up this week, and Norman says he’ll welcome back Hayne’s contribution in the number one jersey.

“It’ll be good to have Jarryd back,” Norman said. 

“It brings a lot of confidence to the players here and he’s just going to go about his job.”

This week marks 3 months since Norman made his debut for the Eels, and the close bond between the five-eighth and his teammates is becoming obvious.

“We’ve been winning and that helps a lot, it just feels normal now,” Norman said. 


Norman and his halves partner Chris Sandow even kicked off the morning with a prank on teammate Lee Mossop - hit play to see the results!

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